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Will the Trump Administration Axe PSLF for Federal Student Loans?

Posted on March 24, 2020 by The Sader Law Firm
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The Trump administration recently introduced budget proposals that could spell the end for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). In 2007, the Bush administration signed PSLF into law. PSLF allows eligible federal loan borrowers to receive tax-free loan forgiveness for working in many public sector jobs. The program allows for loan forgiveness after making 120 eligible payments. You have to meet certain requirements to be eligible for PSLF. Prior blog posts published by our law firm go into more detail on this program and its requirements. You must work within a public sector or nonprofit job that is eligible for PSLF forgiveness. Additionally, you must enroll in an eligible repayment plan. Borrowers from all walks all life are enrolled in PSLF. If you are a teacher, doctor, lawyer, government official, police officer or nonprofit worker, then you can enroll if you are eligible. Certain professions generally incur large student loan balances….
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Four Consequences of Waiting to File For Bankruptcy

Posted on March 12, 2020 by The Sader Law Firm
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Are you receiving frightening phone calls and letters from collection agencies? Are your wages being garnished? Have creditors threatened to seize your property? If this sounds familiar, then we recommend that you consider reaching out to a bankruptcy attorney for help. The old fashioned notion of a stigma around bankruptcy keeps people from reaching out to ask questions about their financial options. Many people misunderstand what happens to their credit, finances and personal opportunities if they file. By the time they reach out to file, they have already suffered many of the negatives associated with a bankruptcy.  Fortunately, by filing bankruptcy, one can begin to move forward. Bankruptcy is a way to protect credit and improve financial standing. Depending on your situation, waiting to file for bankruptcy can actually hurt you. Below, our Kansas City bankruptcy lawyers explain potential consequences of waiting to file. Loss of Property and Assets Creditors…
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How to File Your Taxes Online for Free

Posted on February 28, 2020 by The Sader Law Firm
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Tax season is finally upon us. If you are getting ready to file your taxes without assistance, then you should be aware of several options that allow you to file for free. You could use the IRS’ Free File program if you have an adjusted gross income of $69,000 or less.   Several years ago, the IRS partnered with multiple businesses who offer free digital filing services for certain people. Depending on whether you qualify, you could use free software that helps you file your taxes. Filing Your Taxes With Free Software You can go to the IRS website to find a list of companies who offer free filing services. Keep in mind, each company has different eligibility requirements. Some of the options require that you make $36,000 a year or less. There could be additional requirements, so be sure to carefully research your options.   You might have several…
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